The Author

This is my first book, a project which consumed 7 years of my life, however the story has been sixty years in the making. Originally ‘Mary’ was driven to write her story for my sons, in the hope they would finally understand and forgive me for what I, or they, perceived as my inadequacies as a parent.

Challenged by people who believed I could and should write my story, including my psychologist,  spurred me into trying, while at no time believing I could. It is not an easy story and was not easy to write.